• Do You Know of a Great PTA Advocate?

    As we approach National PTA’s 120 year anniversary, it is important to stop and celebrate some of our members’ accomplishments. PTA has been a leader in working to improve the lives of all … [Read More]

    Do You Know of a Great PTA Advocate?
  • Why I Volunteer

    Even at 40 years old, I still get scared. Driving out of town to a place I have never been before, going to exercise class for the first time, even flying on airplanes can give me a little anxiety. I … [Read More]

    Why I Volunteer
  • National PTA’s School Meals Update

    My name is Chelsea Smyth and I’m a registered dietitian. I am also the current school meals fellow for National PTA and have been working closely with the 25 National PTA Healthy School Meals … [Read More]

    National PTA’s School Meals Update
  • For Food Allergies, a Halloween Appeal: Go Teal!

    From classroom parties and Trunk-or-Treats to ghosts and goblins knocking on your door, Halloween puts snacking front and center. But for youngsters on restricted diets, the holiday’s focus on foods … [Read More]

    For Food Allergies, a Halloween Appeal: Go Teal!
  • Tips You Need to Keep Kids Safe Online

    Keeping your kids safe in the age of continuous internet access and social media is tougher than ever these days. My wife and I work in information security, but even we struggle to keep up with … [Read More]

    Tips You Need to Keep Kids Safe Online
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Do You Know of a Great PTA Advocate?

As we approach National PTA’s 120 year anniversary, it is important to stop and celebrate some of our members’ accomplishments. PTA has been a leader in working to improve the lives of all children—advocating for everything from hot school lunches to universal kindergarten. As the Vice President of Advocacy for National PTA, I have the pleasure of traveling … [Read More...]

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Why I Volunteer

Even at 40 years old, I still get scared. Driving out of town to a place I have never been before, going to exercise class for the first time, even flying on airplanes can give me a little anxiety. I say things to myself like: You’re going to get lost. You’re going to look stupid. This plane could go down and there are still wet clothes in the washing … [Read More...]

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National PTA’s School Meals Update

My name is Chelsea Smyth and I’m a registered dietitian. I am also the current school meals fellow for National PTA and have been working closely with the 25 National PTA Healthy School Meals Grantees to help as they work to improve nutrition in their schools. In celebration of National PTA’s Healthy Lifestyles Month, I want to highlight five common school meals … [Read More...]

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How to Celebrate American Education Week

This week—Nov. 14-18—marks the National Education Association’s (NEA) 95th annual celebration of American Education Week. NEA has created resources and a cheat sheet for how you can celebrate and promote the week. Go to NEA.org/AEW for more info on American Education Week—including an online toolkit and artwork. Contact Christiana Campos for questions and … [Read More...]

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Is Your PTA in Compliance with the IRS?

Are you looking to support your PTA by becoming a better leader? One way you can help your Local Unit PTA excel is by making sure it is in compliance with the IRS! Many local and state leaders don’t realize that every PTA, due to being a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, must file some type of paperwork with the IRS every year. To help support our local and … [Read More...]

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Mathnasium + PTA: Helping Your Child Succeed

  (Sponsored Post)  Across the nation, Mathnasium’s neighborhood math experts are working with PTA’s parent leaders toward a common goal—building stronger communities through quality education! Becky McDaniels, owner of Mathnasium of Brandon, Fla.—and a dedicated PTA member for over two decades—is a great example of this collaboration. “PTA does … [Read More...]